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Celebrating National Night Out

Neighborhoods in Columbus are joining forces with communities throughout Ohio and the Nation for the 34th Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention program. Residents will have a chance to get outside and interact with neighbors, police officers and community leaders this evening, Tuesday, August 1. 

“We enjoy engaging with residents in their neighborhoods,” said Councilmember Mitchell Brown, chair of the Public Safety Committee. “This is also a great opportunity for our law-enforcement officers and neighbors to strengthen and build their relationships within the community.”

National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) nationally and locally by the Columbus Division of Police. More than 150 community events are planned throughout the City including live music, porch light vigils and cookouts.

This event is designed to send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are fighting back by promoting police-community partnerships; heighten crime, drug and violence awareness; generate support for anti-crime efforts; and build neighborhood unity.

“National Night Out is a great way to get to know others in your community and have fun,” said Council President Zach Klein. “When neighbors are able to meet and connect with one another and the officers that serve them, Columbus becomes safer and stronger.”

NATW is a nonprofit, crime prevention organization that works in cooperation with thousands of crime watch groups and law enforcement agencies throughout the country.  Since 1981, NATW has been dedicated to the development, growth and maintenance of organized crime and drug prevention programs nationwide.

Citizens are encouraged to contact their local Blockwatch leaders or community liaison officers to find events in their communities.